revolution724 wrote:Very excited - I just submitted an application to their Stein Scholars Program for public interest yesterday. Today, I found out that the head of that program, the very individual to whom I submitted my application, is going to be on a panel here at my place of employment next Monday night! Can't beat that opportunity with a stick - you bet I'm going to show up and set the charm on stun.
Do you think applying to this program is a good idea even if I'm not 100% committed to working in public interest after law school?
It doesn't cost anything to apply, and it's not some huge, terrible application (five questions about why do you want to do this, basically), so I wouldn't say it's a bad
idea. If you're interested in legal ethics, you might find the coursework interesting. That said, the main thrust of it is to get you into summer externships in public interest organizations; if you want to go into a law firm after graduation, you'd doubtlessly be better off trying to get a summer associate gig instead.